Recorded on December 21, 1928 in New York City. After this recording session Hurt went back home to his home in Northwestern Mississippi and did not record again until over 30 years later. He "disappeared" until Tom Hoskins "re-discovered" him earning $28 a month on a cattle farm in the early sixties. The clue to finding Hurt was in this tune: "Avalon's my home town, always on my mind." After his "re-discovery," Hurt became popular with the folkie crowd in the sixties.
October 2, 2007 Subject:
If the rediscovery never took place
If John's rediscovery never took place, I never would have pursued playing guitar like I can now. I spend most of the late sixties and early seventies finding out how those famous Vanguard sessions were played, eventually discovering the old disks myself. What an influence he has been on my life and that of many, many more accomplished musicians. I know for a fact this is THE musicians musician.